Wednesday, 27 February 2008

House Quiz

1. Veritaserum is a colourless and odourless potion that forces the drinker to tell the truth.

2. If the spell to Apparate goes wrong and leaves bits of you behind you are said to have been 'splinched'.

3. Miranda Goshawk wrote the 'Standard' books of spells that are used for teaching witchcraft and wizardry at Hogwarts.

4. When brother wands are opposed to each other in a duel an effect called 'Priori Incantatem' is created. One of the wands emits ghostlike recreations of the spells it has cast in reverse order, with the most recent coming first.

5. Ludo Bagman used the 'Sonorus' charm to magnify his voice at the Quidditch World Cup.

6. The charm 'Aperecium' makes invisible ink become visible.

7. The 'Fidelius' charm requires the use of a Secret-Keeper.

8. A strengthening potion should be turquoise in colour.

9. A confusing potion is prepared from sneezewort, scurvy-grass, and lovage (incidentally Mr. Wigworthy grows lovage at our allotment!)

10. Glumbumble parts can be used to cure the hysteria caused by eating Alihotsy leaves.

11. A potion made from wolfsbane (aconite), thus called 'Wolfsbane Potion', has been created by modern wizards. This potion (merciful heaven!) enables a werewolf to keep his human awareness when he transforms into the werewolf form, thus rendering him safe. Unfortunately, if sugar is introduced to the potion it becomes ineffective.

12. To be used in making 'Polyjuice Potion' Fluxwood must be picked when the moon is full.

13. A 'Shrinking Solution' should be bright acid green in colour.

14. The 'Draught of Living Death' is made from aspodel and wormwood.

15. Jobberknoll feathers are used in memory potions and truth serums.